February 17, 2022

Planning a wedding during a global pandemic isn’t fun and is incredibly stressful, but when so much is taken out of your control, the only thing you can do is roll with it…and that’s exactly what Lauren and Stuart did!  They were a dream to work with, always understanding and with a positive out look on things, besides, it meant they had not one, but two wedding days!!

“From 21 March 2020 up until the end of July 2020 we were in limbo. We had no idea if the wedding would go ahead” “It’s just the unknown that’s so hard to contend with. When it got to five weeks before the wedding date we decided with Lara that not much was going to change and we should postpone it to 2021.”

“However, after telling all our guests it turned out that our parents, siblings and closest family were still planning on going to Cornwall for a holiday as they had the accommodation booked, as were we, so we decided to just get married anyway.” “We contacted Lara and organised our ceremony on the original date with just 25 guests”

Their ceremony on their original date in 2020, was just beautiful, I’m not ashamed to admit that I stood at the back of their ceremony and cried! Not only was it the first ceremony that we had held in over 9 months, but seeing two people who had moved heaven and earth to say their vows and make it official, was amazing to see! I can’t tell you how lovely Lauren and Stuart were throughout the whole process too! They knew how hard things were for us on this side, with the on going postponements and lack of information and support from the Government, but their kindness and understanding meant the world! I even came into the office one day to find a hamper that they had sent full of treats!  So when they finally said “I do” we popped the fizz and celebrated with them before they headed off for photos with their family!

Sooooo, roll on 2021 and it was time for the for the main celebration and their big day with all their friends and family and this time, there were no restrictions! Woohooo!!

As Lauren & Stu were already legally married, when it came to their 2021 day, they ripped up the rule book and did everything their way! Both Bride and Groom stayed in the house the night before and the Bride did a “First Look” reveal, before they both walked down the Aisle together! It was just perfectly them!

Brompton Buds decorated the Mill Barn with a simple greenery arch and dried pampas grass at the top of the aisle. The Cornish Celebrants conducted their ceremony and included so many special and personal touches. In that room you could feel just how much this moment meant to everyone there.

As everyone made their way outside after the ceremony, the sun finally made it’s appearance  and guests enjoyed canapés, Pimms, beers and acoustic music after they showered the happy couple with confetti!

As guests took their seats for the meal, Lauren and Stu went off for some photos together…..

..and after the more traditional ones, they decided to shake things up with some smoke bombs and what followed was one of the funniest moments of last year! After finally working out how to open the flares, the wind decided to take over and cause a bit of chaos, so we decided to change tack and co-coordinator Maddie and I set them off around the couple…only as we opened the flares and ran away, I burnt my hand and some of my hair in the process! We all wet ourselves laughing at just how ridiculous we all looked and the result…some very real photos and some amazing memories!! 

The Reception Barn had been decorated the day before and Lauren (I would say and Stu as well, but he said it was all Lauren!) had thought of everything! There were also a couple of last min changes with the decor, but after the past couple of years with plans changing, it was all sorted without stress. The two huge peacock chairs they had hired were a lot bigger than they had planned, so they had a table of two instead of a top table and were able to watch out over all their guests enjoying the meal just the two of them!

Once the happy couple were announced in, they both gave a speech, before Beautiful and the Feast served up a fantastic…feast!

As we turned the room around so their DJ could set up, guests milled outside and in the bar, as Lauren and Stu, took a stroll around the grounds.

Once the happy couple had cut their … doughnuts! Yes doughnuts! They hit the dance floor for their first dance! The choreographed danced didn’t quite go to plan, but that didn’t stop Stuart helping Lauren back up and finishing with a bang!! Lauren and Stuart embodied the idea of not taking yourself too seriously. As Chumbawamba once said “You get knocked down, but you get up again!”

As the confetti canons went off, everyone joined the couple and partied the night away!!

A few words from our happy Couple– We aren’t from Cornwall, but have loved it for a long time and knew as soon as we got engaged that we wanted to marry there. We live a 6 hour drive away in Essex so when we came to look at Wedding venues we saw 10 in a week. Some we had really high hopes for and others, including Launcells, were ones that we had seen online and though we may as well check out whilst down there.

Launcells looked lovely online and we were excited to go visit but it wasn’t on our definitely list (for some strange reason) – but when we got there it just won us over. The pictures, as beautiful as they are, just don’t do it justice. We can’t quite put our finger on it, but Launcells is just magic, it had our hearts from our first visit. We got back in the car afterwards and both said – WOW – that was incredible. For the rest of our trip, going to the venues we had our hearts set on just didn’t measure up, we found ourselves comparing every other venue to Launcells.

The atmosphere is warm and homely whilst also being luxurious and honestly just everything you could ever want from a Wedding venue. Everyone we dealt with were just SO kind and helpful, during what was an awful time for everyone.

The day we actually got married in 2020 with just a few family and friends was so wonderful, we hired the venue for just 2 hours so that we could have the ceremony and some bubbles & photos afterwards and somehow in that very short window of time Lara made it so special for us. There was no décor, no flowers, no ‘fluff’ but we realised you don’t need it in such a gorgeous setting. After that we were just super excited to have our ‘Big’ day there the following year with the rest of our family and friends. And when we finally got to experience Launcells how Lara & Matt intended it, it was just amazing. All the little touches in the house made such a difference and brought it up to another level entirely.

BEST WEDDING VENUE EVER! We love you guys 😊 Lauren & Stu xx

Lauren and Stu, it was an absolute pleasure having you with us! It was a true joy seeing you get married not once, but twice and the compassion and care that you showed everyone throughout all the changes and postponements meant the world to us all! When your big celebration finally came around, it felt like being with friends! We hope to see you again soon now you’ve made the move down here, best of luck with your next adventure!! 

 

Suppliers

Photography – Oli McGivern
Flowers- Brompton Buds
Catering- Beautiful and the Feast
Hire items- Keeping it Vintage
Acoustic Set- Mike Fox
DJ- John Green
Hair & Make Up- Ione
Celebrants- Cornish Celebrants

 

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February 2, 2022

We all know that many many hours of planning go into a wedding, but exactly how many people and how many hours go into that big day? 

After hosting over 120 weddings here, we see first hand the amount of people running around behind the scenes to bring a wedding day together. It’s the hustle and bustle, all the last minute changes and the sheer determination and love of weddings that means you’ll often see suppliers up ladders, working all hours of the night, drenched from the rain, covered in mud, juggling a crying child while editing photos, lugging furniture back and forth, helping a guest who’s celebrated a little too much or even down at the harbour collecting their own seafood in the early hours of the morning- just to make sure a couples dreams come true and it’s a job well done! 

We’ve spoken to suppliers across the whole day and we’re looking at exactly how much time and manpower (person power) goes into each and every day. I have to say, I knew it was a lot, but this has come as a shock to everyone!  No wonder we all need to double up on the concealer after a wedding season! 

We will start with the venue as it’s the bit that we know most about… It’s also worth baring in mind that all the stats and figures shown are based on pre-coivd.  We all know how many extra hours of admin went in to postponements and changes! 


Launcells Barton

Venue- Launcells Barton
Support/Communication after booking (6hrs)
Visits x 3 (8hrs)
Admin (3hrs)
Set up (cleaning, venue prep, bar prep, ordering/deliveries, gardening, lawns, maintenance, check-in ect) x 5 people over 3 days (av 120hrs )
On the day 5 people x 14hrs ( 70 hrs)
Clear down/ cleaning 3 people (av 12hrs)
Total 10-12 people hours = 219 hours

Mark & David- Dish Cornwall

Catering- Dish Cornwall
“10hrs of admin per wedding plus meetings and tasters another 8hrs (18) involving all 3 of us,
Wedding itself involves 3 full days of prep (2-3 chefs x 10hrs a day-30hrs)
Wedding day 2-4 chefs + coordinator x 12hrs, (48hrs) 4-8 waiting staff x 10hrs (60hrs)”

Total- 9-12 people total= 156 hours

Mark Shaw Photography

Photography- Mark Shaw
“1 – 2 hours emails/chat at least, 1 hour pre-wedding shoot, 3 hours travel, 12 hours coverage on the day, 14 hours editing so..”

1 person- approx 30 hours

Cut The Mustard

Band- Cut the Mustard
Admin with clients and band members.- 1 person, 5hrs.
Music prep, learning requests and first dance etc.- 5 people, 10hrs.
Travel- 5 people typically 3hrs each= 15 hrs.
On-site (5:30 load-in, 00:30 load-out)- 5 People, 7hrs= 35hrs.
Total 5 people- 65 hours

Erica- Bleujen Florist

Flowers- Bleujen
” Admin, first consultation at least an hour, and then anything up to three hours plus for second consultation, emails and any other follow up calls.
More time is taken in ordering flowers, conditioning and any other prep, anything from 2 to 4 hours for this.

The final making and set up is two days and we will have either 2 to 4 members of the team working on a wedding. (48hrs- 96hrs)

It would take up to four people to set up if they are having hanging beam designs or
two team members without beam design.
Take down, cleaning of candles and vases ect- 3hrs

-This does all vary a lot as it really depends on budget, size of wedding etc etc.”

Total 3-5 people 57- 104 hours

Nicola- Cornish Celebrants

Celebrant – Cornish Celebrants
“General admin, accounting, travel, meetings, phone/video calls,
writing (including research/inspiration time),
printing, and the actual ceremony it works out between..”
2 people –35-40 hours

Hannah Woodgate Hair Design

Hair- Hannah Woodgates
2-6 hrs emails/ chat with bride
2 hours for the trial and then anything from 3-6 hours on the day
1 person- 10-14 hours

Matt- Yeti Flim

Video – Yeti Film

“Couple of hours admin speaking to couples prior to the day. 12 hours wedding day plus travel before and after. Editing roughly 30 hours ”
1 person- 54 hours


Decor & Hired items- Do Me a Favor
6-8 hours Physical prep
6 hours admin/meetings/ emails
4-6 hours travel, set up and take down
Total 2-3 people 16- 20 hours

 

Cake- Peboryon

Emails & Quotes- 2hrs
Sketch- 2 hrs
Consultation- 2hrs
Tasting- 2hrs
Baking average 3 tier wedding cake- 11-15hrs
Delivery set up- 2hrs

1 person- 20-30 hours

Gemma Sutton MUA

Make up- Gemma Sutton
 Communication/support 2-3hrs (1-2 people)
Admin 1hr
Travel- can be hours, can be days if it’s international. Avg 4hrs
Prep- 1hr
On the day- 4hrs – (1-3 people)
Clean kit ect- 1hr
2-5 people- 12-14 hours

 

And so, the total amount of supplier hours that go into a wedding are…..674 to 746 hours!! and 37- 48 people! That’s crazy! Wow! That’s 19 working weeks!! That’s almost 5 months of solid working hours for one amazing day!

What’s also interesting is that only 206 hours are on the day itself, 468-539 hours are in prep, correspondence, meetings, admin & set up! No wonder we all feel like we know our couples so well when we finally get to see the big day!

 I love the wedding industry and I love the people in it and, although most of the time we only get to see each other in passing on a wedding day, seeing these amazingly creative people bringing their talent and expertise to the day and seeing just how happy couples are at the end of it all, makes me incredibly proud of everything we achieve each and every week! 

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November 30, 2021

Back in July, as the world was starting to see some kind of normality and emerge from the dark tunnel of lockdowns and ridiculous restrictions, yes we mean the one where you can stand up in a Garden with your friends and family, but put a drink in your hand and you must sit down -nope we didn’t get it either- and we were finally able to host “normal” weddings again!

Wedding Cornwall

One of our first weddings of the Summer was Alisha and Ricky and what a wedding it was! Alisha and Ricky were originally supposed to marry in August last year, but for obvious reasons, it was moved to July this year, however this year it wasn’t just the 2 of them standing at the end of the Aisle, as Alisha was carrying their soon to be new addition to the family! We were so happy and excited for them when they told us the news!

Not only was their wedding one of our first weddings since 2019, but it was also Maddie’s first solo wedding here at Launcells Barton! She was rather thrown in at the deep end, as Matt and I unfortunately caught Covid, meaning we had to isolate and couldn’t run their wedding! I was absolutely devastated not to be able to be there, but knew Maddie would be amazing, so while Matt and I were living off our left over wedding cake, as we couldn’t get any food deliveries, Maddie picked everything up and ran with it! How amazing it was to hear the incredible feedback, from suppliers, guests and of course Ricky & Alisha on how well Maddie did! Proud boss moment right there!

Ricky and Alsiha’s day was filled with colour and laughter! They weaved the most gorgeous blues, pinks and peaches throughout the styling of their day and it looked beautiful!

Cornwall Summer Wedding

The day started with the guys heading off to the beach for a quick dip in the sea, which is only a 5 minute drive away in Bude.

Beach Wedding

Meanwhile the ladies all got ready in the Bridal Suite, before guests started arriving and heading to the Snug bar for a pre-ceremony drink!

After drying off and getting himself smartened up, Ricky arrived to welcome everyone before it was time to take their seats and wait for the arrival of the Bride!Wedding Venue Cornwall Alisha looked utterly gorgeous in a simple statement ballgown, I don’t know if it was the excitement of finally getting married or the pregnancy, but everyone said she was absolutely glowing! Just look at her smile as she walked down the aisle as her band played!

Wedding Ceremony Cornwall Wedding Ceremony Cornwall Wedding Ceremony

After the ceremony guests made their way outside for drinks, photos and confetti! There had been showers coming and going all morning, so at the last minute the ceremony was brought inside, with the weather being a tad unpredictable, we decided it was best to set the drinks up in the den opposite the snug bar and then whatever the weather, guests could find shelter if the heavens did open again! Thankfully they didn’t, and the afternoon turned out to be beautiful!

Wedding Drinks Summer Wedding CornwallCornwall Wedding

As Ricky and Alsiha went for a walk and some time with their photographer, their guests took their seats in the Reception Barn, before they were announced in as the new Mr & Mrs!

Wedding Barn Cornwall

After Beautiful and the Feast had served their meal and guests had had a breather outside, it was time for speeches! Wedding Venue Cornwall

After speeches as we turned the venue around and their band set up, guests were able to go outside and enjoy the last of the day’s sun.

Summer Wedding Venue Cornwall

As the sun set, guests were welcomed inside for Ricky and Alisha to cut their cake before their band kicked off the evening with their first dance as Man and Wife!

Wedding Venue Cornwall Wedding Party Cornwall

A few words from the beautiful Bride herself… “Everything happens for a reason’ is a stance I truly believe in and live by, and no more so than having your wedding postponed during a pandemic – a situation thousands of us had to sadly experience during 2020. Both couples and suppliers truly suffered emotionally and financially, however when you work together as a team and fill this undeniably difficult process with understanding from both sides of the equation, then it only leads to amazing things in the future. It definitely did for us, and Lara ensured that the process to move to a 2021 date that suited us both was smooth. And so, the new countdown to the #WedWed 2021 – as our wedding was now on a Wednesday – began. 

So how did two Brummies end up in Cornwall? Our original plan was Portugal as that is where my mum’s family come from, this was proving to be tricky but we wanted the beach and holiday feel. It couldn’t have fallen better, with our guests making their way down to beautiful Bude for a week with a wedding in the middle of their holiday! It meant we had pre-parties, after-parties and actually spent quality time with our friends and family.

I will never forget that crisp Autumnal day in October 2018 driving up the winding roads to Launcells – the first and only venue we looked at. It was breath taking and immediately we fell in love with everything about it. Meeting Lara sealed the deal for us – she was funny, kind, knowledgeable and understanding. She made us feel totally relaxed and we could envisage our wedding taking place at this extraordinary venue. The exclusivity of it was also a huge selling point to us – being able to really make it our home over the 2-3 days and having our wedding party stay with us in the most magnificent period house.

Those 3 days in July 2021 at Launcells Barton were the best days of my life so far and we do have to thank newest Launcells member on the block, Maddie, for being so diligent, calm and collected and helping to make some quick decisions based on the slightly temperamental weather. We feel very honoured to be Maddie’s first solo wedding, and she really did an outstanding job. Thank you!

We made a lastminute decision to have our ceremony in the barn rather than outdoors in the garden – Maddie didn’t skip a beat to turn it around for us and to the sweet sound of My Girl sung & played by our phenomenal band The Distractions, we began married life.

Every part of our day played out better than expected – and this was smoothly executed by Maddie & the Launcells team working during the wedding. They were professional, good humoured and had a smile on their face all day. All of our guests commented on how brilliant every single person working was – and how especially accommodating they were at supplying the drinks well into the evening! I was 5 months pregnant at the time, and the team were attentive and thoughtful in their approach. I was never left with an empty glass of elderflower, or a Cornish pasty in hand!

Lara and then Maddie, were on board with our vision from the very beginning – relaxed day time vibes, good humour, personal touches and a lively party. We hope that they loved the day just as much as we did! We can’t thank them enough for all their organisation, love and support since that first meeting in 2018. We cannot recommend Lara, Matt, Maddie & the team highly enough. All of our suppliers were equally as magnificent in bringing our vision together. Thank you!”

Top tip for couples: Enjoy the time planning together as a team. Make sure that you have personal touches of who you are as a couple. Work with your suppliers, not against them. 

It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both over the last 3 years, we are all so glad that you finally got to have your day and celebrate with all your loved ones around you! We wish you and your new addition nothing but happiness as you step into the next chapter of your lives as parents! As I write this now, you could already have your new bundle in your arms! If you don’t, get as much sleep as you can now and then invest in as much concealer as you can carry! I hope you enjoy re-living your day in your feature, as much as we loved being a part of it! Huge Congratulations again!! 

 

Suppliers

Photographer: Mark Shaw

Flowers: Bleujen 

Catering: Beauty & The Feast/Abbots Catering Supplies

Band: The Distractions

Festoon Lights: DJC Generators

Bride & Mother of the Bride Hair: Hannah Woodgates

Bride & Mother of the Bride Make-Up: Fiona Miller

 

 

 

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December 4, 2019

On a gorgeous sunny day in July, Sophie and Conal made their vows to one another under a cascade of flowers in the Walled Garden surrounded by all their loved ones.

It was a bit of a different wedding for us, as Irish tradition states that weddings are a 2 day event full of celebration and games! It certainly was that! Sophie and Conal’s family were so much fun and so friendly and welcoming, that I may have ended up dancing with Sophie’s dad learning how to Irish dance!

On the morning of their wedding day, Conal took a refreshing dip in the sea, with a few of his friends, before heading off to get dressed and ready for the big day!

Sophie got ready the morning of her wedding day in the Bridal Suite of the Manor House, with all the people that mean the most to her, before her very proud father got a first peek of the Bride!

Conal and his ushers met their guests in the Courtyard and Snug Bar, before heading into the Walled Garden to take their places for the ceremony.

Sophie left the Manor house with her Bridesmaids and Dad by her side, ready to walk down  the aisle with the sounds of their string quartet to her eagerly awaiting Groom!

The pair were beaming throughout their whole ceremony with sentimental readings from family and friends and personal vows, before they officially tied the knot to to all their cheering guests!

Out in the courtyard, the newlyweds were congratulated by all their friends and family as canapés & drinks flowed.

As guests chatted and enjoyed the sting quartet playing, Sophie & Conal enjoyed family photos in the garden, before going off for a bit of time alone.

The Reception Barn had been styled the day before beautifully, with greenery, fairy lights and a subtle hint of glamour with gold cutlery.

Everyone was up on their feet to welcome the new Mr & Mrs, before everyone enjoyed the wedding breakfast and the speeches commenced! There was even a quiz, where the winning table won a round of cocktails!

After their meal, as their band set up Sophie and Conal took a ride on the tractor to see the stunning views across the farm, as guests mingled in the Summer evening sunshine!

As the happy couple made their way back to the Reception Barn, their eagerly awaiting guests were gathered for their cutting of the cake and first dance!

After the bands first set, Sophie and Conal went for a little walk to watch the sunset and walk amongst the barley!

As Sophie and Conal made their way back to the party, Conal’s Father was waiting to get everyone up on their feet and learn a bit of Irish dancing! It was fantastic to watch and I soon found myself up dancing with Sophie’s dad who had insisted I take his hand for a dance and enjoy a drink as a thank you for all our hard work throughout the day! Sophie & Conal’s family were all so lovely and welcoming to every member of the team and really created a fun and friendly feel to the day. It was an absolute joy to be up dancing with everyone and although I had no idea what I was doing (as did a lot of other people) it was such a great experience!

Sophie & Conal, It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing so much fun and love shine throughout your day! We wish you nothing but happiness and our best wishes as you start your next adventure in Australia! 

Suppliers
Photography- Mark Shaw
Videography- PuraVida Cornwall
Flowers & Styling- Twigs and Greens
Catering- Beautiful & The Feast
Hair & Make- up- Make up by Ione
String Quartet- Melegari Strings
Band-The Talking Bird Collective

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September 16, 2019

On a gorgeous June day, Jess and Myk married within St Swithins Church that’s just a minutes walk from the front doors of the house with their Son in their arms. This wedding had everything, heartfelt speeches, limbo, a very sparkly jacket to kick off their first dance, oh, and there may have been some underpants with the Groom’s face on!

It’s been a busy couple of years for Jess and Myk, as shorty after booking their wedding with us, they found out they were expecting their first baby! It was great seeing Jess blossom through the planning process and then finally meeting their little cutie Maxwell, who enjoyed the whole day with his newlywed parents!

Jess got ready for her big day in the Manor House, with all her bridesmaids, and little Maxwell  never too far away for a cuddle.

As Jess got ready, Myk arrived with all twelve groomsmen for a quick drink, before heading off to the church to welcome all their guests!

Jess then slipped into her gorgeously elegant dress and all her Bridesmaids got ready to make their way to the church. Jess looked absolutely breathtaking in a simple elegant sheath gown with subtle lace touches finished off with that gorgeous bright and beautiful bouquet!

Emotions ran high, when Myk and Maxwell saw their beautiful Bride for the first time at the end of the aisle!

After the ceremony, guests walked the short walk back to Launcells Barton for their welcome drinks reception. Live music played as guests mingled and enjoyed lawn games in the garden and courtyard.

As guests made their way to find their seats in the Reception Barn, Jess & Myk took a bit of time to themselves and enjoyed a quick game of badminton, before being welcomed in for their wedding breakfast!

The Reception Barn looked absolutely stunning, with bold coloured flowers and huge peonies filling tables, a stunning bold arch framing the top table and a flower wreath hanging from the centre beam!

Guest stood to congratulate the newlyweds, as they took their seats with Maxwell at their side.  After the wedding breakfast, Myk gave a very heartfelt speech to his new wife and family, while his bestmen set about presenting a very organised and thorough speech with handouts and powerpoint presentation!

As we turned around the Reception Barn and their band set up, guests mingled and Jess and Myk took a ride on our Tractor to find a bit of time to take in the day!

As Jess and Myk arrived back to the barn and the band were ready to play their first dance, Myk slipped into a sparkly jacket in homage to their love of the Greatest Showman!

And then the party began…….

A few words from Jess–  ” From the moment we arrived on our initial visit we knew that Launcells Barton was the perfect place for us to celebrate our wedding with all our friends and family. The venue itself is so unbelievably beautiful, the house, the barns, the grounds, we fell in love with the place. Lara and Matt were so welcoming and excited about helping us achieve our wedding dreams! We could not imagine anywhere more perfect. Finding the time to plan wasn’t the easiest for us once our beautiful baby boy arrived, but Lara and her team were so helpful. They provided lots advice and recommendations, and using some of their amazing partner suppliers made things so easy for us!

Our wedding day was perfect, one of the best things was that on the actual day we enjoyed ourselves from start to finish. This was so important as we knew that we weren’t going to be able to relive the day, we wanted to make the most of it and it’s thanks to Lara, Matt and their team that we were able to do this. As well as the big things – epic venue, great hosts, beautiful accommodation etc. there were so many small details that made us feel really special.

Launcells Barton is the ideal wedding venue and would highly recommend it to anyone. We’d also like to thank Lara and Matt so much for giving us a day that we can look back on for the rest of our lives with such overwhelming happiness and joy.”

It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing your family grow along the way! We wish you all nothing but happiness and laughter, as no doubt Maxwell will keep you both on your toes getting himself into mischief! 

Suppliers
Photography- Mcgivern Photography
Flowers- Brompton Buds
Hair- Hannah Woodgates Hair Design
Make Up- Grey Mink
Band- Blue Lion
Love Lights- Keeping it Vintage

 

 

 

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November 30, 2018

We’ve carefully designed Launcells Barton to be great no matter what the weather and we’re proud to be a wedding venue for all seasons. If the sun is shining, you can enjoy welcome drinks in our stunning courtyard and even get married in the walled garden. If the heavens open and the rain arrives you can enjoy drinks in our rustic bar and 19th century barn. There’ll definitely never be any moments where you’re hunched under an umbrella waiting for blue sky!

So when you can get married at any time of the year, which season do you go for? Here’s our quick guide to help you decide on when your date will be…

Spring

Spring is undoubtedly one of the prettiest times of the year. With flowers blossoming and trees around the grounds budding this really is a great time to be getting married. With warmer days hopefully with us by April and May, you can enjoy drinks in the courtyard before marrying in our beautiful 19th century Mill Barn which can seat up to 160 guests.

Don’t worry if there’s some inclement weather around though, as we can quickly change plans and serve your guests with their drinks in the dry and warm confines of our barn.

It’s then just a few metres to our purpose built reception barn, complete with its own bar and our staff ready to pour you a drink!

Summer

If you’ve always dreamt of being married outside, then take advantage of our walled garden and the summer sunshine to make it a reality. With everything in bloom and the surrounding countryside bathed in greens, the photo opportunities are absolutely stunning. There are also plenty of areas for your guests to spend their time outside enjoying it all – from the courtyard to the garden, they’ll leave feeling like they’ve had a perfect day – just as you will too!

Autumn

For some, Autumn is their favourite time of the year. There’s a crispness in the air, the countryside is covered in shades of red, oranges and autumnal tones. Now is the perfect time to have that rustic wedding you always longed for. As with our spring weddings, we’re able to quickly adapt no matter what the weather brings and this is why we’re often popular at this time of year.

Winter

A crisp winter’s day is something special; you could even say it injects a little bit of magic into a wedding day. We can’t promise you snow but we can offer you heated barns to ensure your guests are kept warm and happy, mulled wine and the perfect package to make your winter wedding a reality.

If you have any questions about planning your wedding at our exclusive use wedding venue, no matter what time of the year, feel free to give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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